Plugging a Leak: How Phagosomes "Stretch" to Accommodate Pathogen Growth

Chinaemerem U Onyishi, Guillaume E Desanti, Robin C May

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Phagocytes engulf pathogens into a membrane bound compartment called a phagosome, but what happens when engulfed pathogens start growing? In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe,Westman et al. (2020) show that lysosomes fuse with phagosomes to maintain phagosomal membrane integrity as the fungal pathogen Candida albicans expands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)774-775
Number of pages2
JournalCell Host & Microbe
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2020

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  • Candida albicans
  • Humans
  • Lysosomes
  • Mycoses
  • Phagocytes
  • Phagosomes


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